DiGirolamo amendment could put speed bump in reducing size of General Assembly

DiGirolamo amendment could put speed bump in reducing size of General Assembly

An amendment sponsored by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) adopted Monday night to the House Bill 153 could put a speed bump in reducing the size of the General Assembly.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

During Tuesday’s consideration of House Bill 153—a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to reduce the state House of Representatives to 151 members—Democrats on the House State Government Committee used the legislative process to offer an amendment to the bill that resulted in the waging of a proxy war over redistricting reform.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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For the General Assembly, restructuring state government might start at home

For the General Assembly, restructuring state government might start at home

For the Pennsylvania General Assembly, restructuring state government might start with an internal look at its own operations.

Thursday, December 22, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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DePasquale defers unemployment compensation funding audit decision until January

DePasquale defers unemployment compensation funding audit decision until January

After receiving a number of requests from legislators to conduct a financial and performance audit of the unemployment compensation system in Pennsylvania, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Wednesday that he will defer making a final decision as to whether to pursue and audit until January.

 

Requests from lawmakers to examine how finances have been spent in the past and the operational efficiency of Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation call centers started almost immediately after the Department of Labor and Industry announced in November that the legislature’s failure to pass a funding extension for certain aspects of the UC system would result in nearly 600 layoffs within the department and the closure of three call centers as well as the Harrisburg overflow center.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Increasing number of Senators demand investigation into prior UC funding

Increasing number of Senators demand investigation into prior UC funding

As three unemployment compensation call centers have stopped taking calls and a December 19 furlough date looms for nearly 600 workers in the Department of Labor and Industry, Republican Senators are increasing their demand for an accounting of how UC money has been spent and transferred in the past.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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